In this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, Jason gets a barbecue Another Guitar podcaster Blake Wyland (The Tone Mob, Chasing Tone) on the world of boutique pedals, gear marketing trends and more. Blake shares how he gave up a steady but unfulfilled job to get into the guitar industry, first as a podcast host and then as a consultant for indie brands. We also chat about guitar media (YouTube vs. Podcasting), the world of paid demo videos, gear (Grez Guitars, Jennings Guitars, Equitz Guitars, Benson Amps), Stringjoy Strings, NAMM and the future of guitar shows, Josh Scott (JHS Pedals) and Blake’s tips for building your own “shredder shed” … and much more.
Trust us: Whether you’re from the world of pedals (like Jason), tone mob fan, DIY musician or luthier looking for marketing tips, this conversation has something for you!
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This episode is sponsored by Mono cases, Folkway music and Retrofret vintage guitars.